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India to be first in world to run all government ports on green energy

According to reports, all 12 major domestic ports will soon switch to renewable energy to meet their entire power requirements, making India the first country to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy. The government plans to install almost 200 megawatt solar and wind power generation capacity at the ports by 2019, officials said. Almost 150 mw of this will be solar power and 50 mw wind power generation capacity. The capacity could be ramped up to ... Read More »

German wind-turbine major Enercon plans second coming into India

According to reports, German wind turbine major Enercon is all set to ‘come back’ to India, this time on its own. Earlier, Enercon India was a joint venture with the Mumbai-based Mehra family, which ended up in the courts, with each partner accusing the other of wrongdoing. Even as the final word is yet to be said about the fate of Enercon India, since renamed Wind World (India) Ltd, Enercon GmbH plans to re-enter India. Many industry sources told BusinessLine ... Read More »

States may auction under-construction wind power projects, further lowering tariffs

According to reports, the disruption caused by India’s low clean energy tariffs is playing out, with rating agency Crisil cautioning that the risk profile of wind projects will increase. In a report, Crisil said that under-construction projects, as part of the feed-in tariff (FiT) regime, may be put up for auction by the states to further lower tariffs. While these projects didn’t have a power purchase agreement, work had started on them on the basis of the licences awarded by ... Read More »

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